The Papua-class was a supply ship class used by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War. It first appeared in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam.
Technology and Combat Characteristics
The Papua-class line of vessels were designed by the Principality of Zeon to serve as support vessels. The Zeon usually used these ships to move supplies and weapons to and from the front lines. These ships also carried many of the Zeon Zaku units; however, these ships were not utilized as mobile suit carriers because the Zeon navy was designed around MS combat. A single Papua class ship can supply two Musai-class cruisers. The class performed exceptionally well, but was eventually phased out in favor of the Pazock class.
- AA-AMS Guns
Special Equipment & Features
- External Propellant Tanks
During the first Zeon descent operation of the One Year War, the Papua-class was the primary class of vessel used as carriers for the drop troops. A line of Musais comprised a front and engaged the Earth Federation fleet while an immense force of Papuas launched waves of Heavy Lift Vehicles carrying Zeon mobile suits that comprised the primary drop forces. These HLVs were joined by Komusai shuttles launched from the available Musai craft.
These ships were designed to operate independently to resupply Zeon's space navy, and are frequently seen throughout the One Year War.
|MS IGLOO 2 Mechanics|
RGM-79［G］ GM Ground Type | RTX-440 Ground Assault Type Guntank
6×6 Cargo Truck | M353A4 Bloodhound | M72 Lakota | Type 61 Tank
Big Tray-class | Heavy Fork-class
|Aircraft / Spacecraft|
Dragonfly | FF-X7 Core Fighter
|Principality of Zeon|
| Mobile Suit|
MS-05B Zaku I | MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom | MS-09B Dom
B.M.C. Z78/2 | HT-01B Magella Attack | Magella Eins | PVN.3/2 Sauropelta | PVN.44/1 Weasel | Russel 1/12 Zebu
DFA-03 Dopp | PVN.4/3 Wappa
|Transporter / Supply Ship|
H.L.V. | Komusai | Papua-class
|Cruiser / Mother Ship|
Gaw | Musai-class